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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGB (20) - Québec, Quebec, - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Schlussel is an "ok" altbier, but despite being very drinkable, there is nothing very hoppy to speak of and not really malty either, It lacks a little something that would make you say "I want another one right now", just like the Uerige Alt is, for example. The place is beautiful though, definitly worths a stop if you’re near Dusseldorf (along with all the other Altbier breweries!)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (615) - CROATIA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle (trade with McTapps - thank you, Sabine); pours a cloudy amber with a tan head; caramel malt aroma with nuts and honey; taste is bittersweet with caramel, honey and malt; dry bitter finish; very good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1269) - PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
50cl bottle two weeks out of date. Clear brownish amber colour with a nice off-white head. Caramel, toffee, malt and dried fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the sweet side with light bitterness. Overall, a very good beer. Probably the best Alt I had so far.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8393) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
Leicht dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit viel weißem Schaum, der stabil ist und sich lange hält. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, florale Aromen. Geschmack leich röstmalzig mit etwas Karamell, im Mittelteil dann hopfig bitter, unangenehm metallisch, zum Abgang hopfig würzig.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (154) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Een helder amberkleurig bier met witte schuimkraag. Aroma is nootachtig. Karamel in de mond, hoppige afdronk met lichte bitterheid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1145) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from trade with McTapps Couleur caramel sombre, mousse qui disparait. Nez caramelisé, note beurrée.. Gout caramel un peu grillé, bonne amertume, note noisettes, forte carbonation. Fin longue caramel, un peu de levure. Pas mal!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (4165) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle 50cl kindly shared by Calisky. A clear amber beer, nose is nutty and grassy. Aroma is on blond caramel, light toffee, grainy, medium bitterness, buttery, dry. Finish is on grassy hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (518) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
First Altbier I had, thanks McTapps for the bottle. Pours dark orange, brown maybe with a big head. Nose is malty, yeast, some dark fruit. Taste is more malt, bread, caramel combined with a nice bitterness that really does wlel int his beer. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2014
Der Antrunk ist süffig-wässrig-süßlich. Im Hauptteil wässrig und leicht röstmalzig-trocken. Sehr süffig. Die wässrige Note überwiegt auch im Nachgeschmack, dazu kommen ein paar schöne röstmalzige Alt-typische Aromen, die sich ziemlich lange auf der Zunge halten. Ein paar feinherbe Züge schwingen mit.
Gutes Altbier, aber irgendwie zu weich-süß und einen Tick zu wässrig. 11/13/12/12

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap @ Zum Schlüssel. Clear copper with a small white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is of light sweetness, caramel, breadied malt, some fruits and nice minerality. Taste is the same with everything being a little more expressive and there’s also light banana notes. Light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Kind of creamy mouthfeel. Light lingering earthy finish. Super tasty Altbier. My 2nd favorite in Düsseldorf (behind 1838er from Schumacher). Quite complex and good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luk_ (209) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Brown pour with creamy rocky head and nice lacing. Aroma is dusty, caramel, toffee and some paint. Taste is light caramel, low bitterness and shy cereals. Medium-lively carbonation and a little thin. Average, not very flavorfull and a few flaws.


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